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The US is facing a drug epidemic due to the weak open-border policies of the Biden administration, which is inviting the drug cartel to quietly move thousands of pounds of illicit drugs across our southern border. Without safe havens, American drug overdoses and deaths will continue to skyrocket. President Joe Biden must enforce our immigration laws and enable Border Patrol agents and ICE officials to do their part to prevent the smuggling of illicit drugs across the southern border.

People unfamiliar with what is happening on the southern border believe that the current crisis is just a question of the border state. Unfortunately, many people who have not experienced the chaos on the southern border do not see the negative effects of open border policies. Although the flood of illegal aliens and human and drug trafficking is having an immediate effect on the border states, President Biden’s refusal to act on the border crisis is hurting the entire country.

Montana, for example, is experiencing a huge increase in drug overdoses – a direct result of the cartels that easily smuggle illicit drugs into our country. With little support from the White House, border patrol agents have become thinner and can do just that to prevent illegal drugs from pouring into our borders.

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In fiscal year 2021, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized nearly one million pounds of illicit drugs, including more than 202,000 pounds of fentanyl and methamphetamine. The amount of fentanyl seized was enough to kill nearly seven times each American. Fentanyl border seizures, in particular, increased by 134% in FY 2021, and most of the fentanyl flooding our communities are entering the country from Mexico. If the CBP confiscated millions of pounds of drugs last year, how many more were not found inside? Once the cartel sends drugs across the border, it only takes 24-48 hours to deliver them north to Montana.

In 2021, Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) seized large quantities of illegal drugs. According to the Montana Department of Justice, this year our state has overtaken last year’s seizures. State troops have seized nearly 3,800 fentanyl tablets in 2021, and fentanyl arrests are up 1,600 percent from the previous year. As of March 15 this year, MHP troops have already seized more than 12,000 fentanyl tablets, more than three times the total pills for the entire 2021 calendar year. Pharmacies in Montana are now distributing narcotics without a prescription and are encouraging people to take it with them if anyone in their household is using opioids. Narcon is a nasal spray containing naloxone, which can quickly reverse opioid overdose.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that in 2021, 107,622 Americans will die from drug overdoses, 75 percent of which are related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. In 2021, there were more fentanyl-related deaths in the United States than the combined deaths of guns and auto-related deaths. How can American leaders refuse to admit that their open border policies are literally killing Americans?

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How many more Americans will have to fall victim to cross-border drugs before this administration can take responsibility and take action? How many more children will have to be raised without parents or siblings before the White House can begin enforcing our immigration laws? How many more parents should experience the loss of a child due to an overdose of drugs before the President can support and enable his Border Patrol agents to do their job successfully and thereby prevent the flow of illicit drugs into the United States?

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The solution is simple: enforce our immigration laws to prevent illegal drugs from flooding our country. The Biden administration’s failure to implement the “America First” policy agenda to keep its citizens safe is troubling, and our current crisis will continue until a new leadership is elected.